Georgia Stark Osteopathy
September 25, 2023

Georgia Stark Osteopathy

We welcome Georgia Stark Osteopathy to the site, Georgia will be taking up residence in our Cook House (Restaurant) building in one of our commercial units. 

We caught up with Georgia to find out more about the business and her history. 

I  graduated with a Master’s Degree in Osteopathy from the European School of Osteopathy in 2020, secured my Post Graduate Certificate in Animal Osteopathy in 2022 from the Osteopathic Centre for Animals in Oxford and completed my level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage in 2019. 

Since graduating and before setting up my practice at Suffolk Food Hall, I worked at two different clinics in the local Suffolk area treating adult and paediatric patients. I have also been working as a mobile practitioner for the last year, treating equine and canine patients. I will continue to practice at one of the aforementioned clinics on a Monday (Ned Wombwell Osteopathy) as well as being based at the Suffolk Food Hall Tuesday-Saturday. 

The move to Suffolk Food Hall is a really exciting new adventure and one that I hope will last for a long time to come. I have lived in Suffolk my whole life and I knew that coming back to work here, after being away for University, was the only plan for me. Being able to surround myself, and my patients, with a location like this is a hugely humbling position to be in and I cannot wait to get started.

My particular clinical interests are in the treatment of headaches and lower back pain as well as injuries to the foot, ankle and shoulder, and pediatric cases. Regarding animal patients my main interests are strains induced by working roles and general maintenance treatments, especially for older pets. I will always remain of the opinion that, in the absence of pathology, your body should keep up with you and not the other way around!

Outside of work I play netball for a local Suffolk team, have taken up skiing over the last 3 years and enjoy cycling and walking with my family. I have previously competed in gymnastics, judo and dance, so I definitely appreciate how important it is to keep your body moving in order to do what you love. This also extends to the importance of keeping you working and comfortable in your day to day activities, outside of sports/leisure. 

What is Osteopathy? (Including the conditions we treat). 

Osteopathic care focuses on the detection, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders for a broad range of individuals (including children/babies and during pregnancy). We strongly believe that if you provide your body with the correct tools and environment to help it function correctly, it can heal. 

Osteopathic treatment includes a combination of therapeutic approaches such as soft tissue massage, joint articulation, joint manipulation, visceral treatment and cranial techniques as well as posture/exercise advice and onward referral if required. 

We treat an array of conditions, including, but not limited to, arthritic pain, headaches, altered circulation, joint pain, neuralgia, general/acute/chronic lower back pain, muscle spasms/tension, sports injuries and sciatica. 

Should onward referral be required, Osteopaths can refer patients back to their GP (who can facilitate the necessary pathways to schedule ultrasounds, X-rays and MRIs) or for private imaging (at the patient’s cost or via their medical insurance should they have it). 

What training is required to become an Osteopath?

To become an Osteopath, students must complete a four-year Master’s Degree (Most) or Bachelor of Science Honours degree (BSC (Hons)). They must then register with the General Osteopathic Concil every year to legally maintain the title ‘Osteopath’, whilst completing at least 30 hours of CPD (continuing professional development) per year. 

What appointment types are offered by Georgia by Georgia Stark Osteopathy at the Suffolk Food Hall? And what are the associated costs? 

• Osteopathy £55 
• Paediatric Osteopathy (from newborn up to 16 year olds) £60
• Sports Massage (1 Hour) £65 

What appointment types are offered by Georgia Stark Osteopathy on a mobile/home visit basis? And what are the associated costs?

• Canine Osteopathy £50
• Canine Osteopathy for a group of > 6 present at the same consultation session £45 each
• Equine Osteopathy £60

Opening Hours
Monday – Closed
Tuesday 11:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 17:00
Thursday 09:00 – 16:00
Friday 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday 09:00 – 13:00
Sunday – Closed 

On Mondays I am based at Ned Wombwell Osteopathy. 

Tuesday – Saturday I am based at Suffolk Food Hall. 

Saturdays will be alternating. 

Wednesdays are mobile clinic days for canine / equine treatments. 

Can I bring someone to my appointment with me? 

Everyone is entitled to have someone (a chaperone), such as a relative/guardian/friend, present during their consultation. 

If you feel you would like a chaperone present, please bring someone with you to your appointment. They can be present throughout the entire consultation, or just at certain times, this is completely at your discretion. 

Currently, as a practice, we are unable to provide a chaperone for your on request, so please organise one in advance. 

Should you decide, at any time during your consultation, that you would like a chaperone present, we can rearrange your appointment so that you have the time and space to oragnise one. 

Please be aware that anyone under the age of 16 must always be accompanied by a relative/guardian throughout their consultation. 

What should I wear? 

During examination you may be asked to undress down to your underwear, depending on your presenting complaint, so that we can observe your posture and see how your body moves (this may include a more global approach to see if there are any compensation patterns or areas that are impacting the pain/restriction). Please wear shorts/loose clothing if you would prefer not to dress down. Towels will always be available for modesty. 

Do I need to see my doctor/a GP first? 

It is not a requirement for you to see your Doctor/GP before an Osteopathic appointment. Patients with private health insurance may need a referral letter from their GP/insurer prior to treatment in order to claim for their appointments. Please check with your insurers as they all have different policies. If you are unsure, please feel free to speak to our practitioners before booking a consultation.  

Does my pet need to see a vet before their consultation? 

Musculoskeletal therapists (e.g. Physiotherapists/Osteopaths/Chiropractors) are part of the vet-lead team. Animals cared for or treated by musculoskeletal therapists must be registered with a veterinary surgeon. 

As per the Veterinary Surgeons (Exemptions) Order 2015, remedial treatment by a musculoskeletal therapist requires assignment by/consent from a veterinary surgeon. It is up to the professional judgement of the veterinary surgeon to determine whether and when a clinical examination should be repeated before musculoskeletal treatment is continued. Maintenance should cease and the owner of the animal should be asked to take their animal to a veterinary surgeon for clinical examination at the first sign that there may be any underlying injury, disease or pathology. Alternatively, the musculoskeletal therapist may ask the client for formal consent to disclose any concerns to the veterinary surgeon that has their animal under their care. 

  • Contact details

    • Location: Unit 3, The Cookhouse, Suffolk Food Hall, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, Ip9 2AB
    • Email:
    • Phone: 01473 561160
    • Website:
    • To book please contact me via email or the phone number above, online booking is coming soon and I also will have a ‘contact me’ form available to be filled in in person and posted in the collection box in the clinics reception should you be passing by and wanted to drop in!